Birdserker Triple IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Birdserker Triple IPABirdserker Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this beer inspired only by the challenge to do something we have never done. Brew a triple IPA? What the hell is a triple IPA anyway? Is it a young barley wine or a super imperial IPA? Well whatever it is, here you go! Enjoy with caution and make sure you are sitting down.

Added by LiquidAmber on 02-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RenzoD
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a nearly flawless beer in my opinion.

Sweet maltiness without the nasty syrupy feel. Hopped to hell without the same ol same ol. Perfect balance. A little boozy which you would expect from something called triple IPA. Really, considering that it is 10.4 percent, the booze taste is hidden extraordinarily. These guys deserve their reputation.

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Photo of Beerzebub666
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevlee722
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty darn clear amber-gold with a finger of bone coloured, thick and sticky looking head.

Toasted sweet pale malts, tropical fruits and fresh cedar, some citrus, and very slight green onion on the nose.

Resinous hops, sweet pale malts but fairly clean, not very cloying. There's some citrus with a slight tang and the bitter oily rinds. No shortage of hops.

Pretty full body, medium-low carbonation.

Great stuff. I can't help but think Lagunitas sucks here, but a side by side might find that comparison way off ...it has been a little while, just popped into my head while drinking.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of rich tropical fruits, bready and caramel malt, piney and citrus hops. Great flavor follows the aroma, dominated by piney hops and great stone and tropical fruit juice supported by caramel malt. The flavor seems to keep on building in the taste culminating in a piney hop and rich malt finish that is very satisfying. Good medium body with a pleasant creaminess. A very nicely made IIPA that is very well balanced; good assertive malt, flavorful hops that are hop forward but not mouth numbing (although they really do keep asserting themselves through the taste) and nice fruit flavors. Dangerously well covered ABV. One of those beers you want to keep tasting, but need to pace. An odd aspect of this is a very light golden appearance, much lighter than most triple IPAs I've seen. You wouldn't suspect what it is from the look, but it packs a punch. I bought my limit of two at the brewery and only the 30 mile round trip (and likely sold out status) deter me from getting a few more. Excellent imperial IPA. I hope they brew 10 times as much next year so it goes into distribution.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of sukwonee
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am writing this review to point out one thing.

I don't agree with some of the reviews below that this beer has good amount of "malt". This is one of the hoppiest beers I have ever tasted without much malt backbone at all. It's almost to the point it's way too hoppy (and trust me I have had my share of top hoppy IPAs). I actually wish it had more maltiness to round out the beer.

Maybe this batch is different than previous ones.

It was just alright for me.

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Photo of dionito
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of laminam
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jrand2621
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 510a
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Docrock
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erickc
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Great.
Smell: Nice.
Taste: Pine shines. Fruitiness and hoppiness take a backseat to the pine.
Feel: Creamy mushy carb.

Overall - Easy drinking.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCross
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Birdserker Triple IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
4.17 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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